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Twenty years ago Ngapali Beach, on the Bay of Bengal in Rakhine State a short drive from Thandwe, was an unspoilt gem in the crown of Myanmar’s natural treasures.
 
Environment is Top Concern for Sustainable Tourism in Ngapali
 
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) co-hosted a multistakeholder workshop on responsible tourism in Ngapali from 11-13 May 2016, together with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF). A workshop report will be published soon, but in the meantime you can read about stakeholder concerns about environmental issues and destination management.
 
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The Pwint Thit Sa project is intended to build company capacity.
 
MCRB seeks input on performance of Pwint Thit Sa companies
 
Research is underway for the 3rd Pwint Thit Sa/Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises report which will be published in August. The report looks at published data by companies on their websites. We are also interested in receiving feedback from other stakeholders on actual company performance compared to their public commitments.
 
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The Country Guide is primarily intended for local and foreign businesses operating in Myanmar that want to improve their practices and those interested in entering the country.
 
Business and Human Rights Guide for Companies in Myanmar
 
We are revising the Business and Human Rights Guide, and looking to include good practice examples of respect for human rights by companies or relevant NGO initiatives in Myanmar. Please contact Hnin Wut Yee hninwut.yee@myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org if you have an example for inclusion.
 
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Photo: Ian M. Watkinson
 
Myanmar Mining Sector-Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA)
 
The Mining Sector-Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) team are on the fourth and final round of field research looking at tin mining in Mawchi and Dawei regions. Their findings will be incorporated into the draft SWIA, which we plan to consult on in September.
 
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Myanmar is a diverse nation with many ethnic groups living in areas rich in natural resources.
 
Investment and Respect for Indigenous People's Rights in Myanmar
 
Vicky Bowman contributed to a discussion in Bangkok in May by the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples on IPs and investment treaties drawing on MCRB’s Briefing Paper on Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Myanmar and looking at Myitsone dam as a case study.
 
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The Hpaan workshop was the first of a series of joint workshops by PeaceNexus Foundation, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), and the Kaw Lah Foundation.
 
Responsible Business 101
 
MCRB has recently delivered ‘Responsible Business 101’ training for local SMEs in Hpa-an and Toungoo (with Kawlah Foundation/Peace Nexus), Mawlamyaing (with National Enlightenment Institute) and to Irrawaddy Green Towers. Please contact Monica Su Myat Nwe monica.sumyatnwe@myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org for further details.
 
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Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce
 
Creating Shared Value in Myanmar
 
COMING SOON: A workshop in July for telecoms operators and tower, fibre and construction companies to share lessons learned on labour, safety and community engagement in the network rollout; and a position paper from the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Responsible Investment Working Group, which MCRB co-chairs, on ‘Incentivising Shared Value
 
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Rosie Zhang
 
New Role for MCRB’s Deputy Director
 
MCRB welcomes back Research and Outreach Manager Hnin Wut Yee on her return from maternity leave, and wishes good luck to Rosie Zhang who is leaving as Deputy Director, but not completely leaving Myanmar in her new role as MD Asia International Compliance Group
 
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